Foreplay Radio – Couples and Sex Therapy show

Foreplay Radio – Couples and Sex Therapy

Summary: Sex podcast to help committed couples keep it hot! Find hope to keep your marriage and committed relationships emotionally connected and sexually erotic. Certified sex therapist Dr. Laurie Watson is joined by global leader in couples therapy - George Faller, LMFT for an expert, frank and fascinating conversation about sex, love, therapy, relationship dynamics, healthy couples and marriage. We discuss everything from best sexual techniques and solving sexual problems, to building the emotional intimacy necessary for great sex in your relationship! Two therapists bring you sound, concrete tools to reframe your relationship problems and learn how to fall in-love again, rebuild trust, and feel desire. Subscribe to us today!

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 303: Sensual Moves from the Movies – 3 Hollywood Tips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:04

What can we learn from Hollywood about balancing sexual 'yin and yang'? In this episode, we'll focus on sensuality as a pure act of giving, and on the importance of balance between the yin (sensuality) and the yang (assertiveness) of sex.  Shifting from yang to yin asks us to unravel our unrealistic views of sex, and Hollywood occasionally provides the perfect how-to guide. Let's talk about three movies with scenes that perfectly capture yin sensuality...

 302: How to Ask Your Partner for Variety in the Bedroom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:33

Want to explore new moves with your partner, but don't know how to ask? How can Pursuers approach and encourage their Withdrawer partner to open their mind to new things? When we want variety or want to suggest something new to our partner, energy and enthusiasm can carry the day. When there is reluctance, a Pursuer needs to resist the wish to fall back and at least bring their heart and passion.

 301: The #1 Sex Life Destroying Habit & How To Fix It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:08

All of us have struggles communicating, and these struggles often seep into the bedroom. As sex and couples therapists, we often run into couples who avoid talking about sex and sexual needs. Instead, they defer to an avoidant-style habit that can be a sex life killer: making assumptions.  When we make up stories about our partner, it kills the curious drive that creates sexual magic. When we assume our partner knows what we want, we forfeit the possibility of getting our needs met.

 300: The Shared Trauma of 9/11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:21

300: The Shared Trauma of 9/11

 299: Vulnerability Can Spice Up A Boring Marriage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:14

Couples who find themselves stuck in the boring and mundane are often couples who have failed to be vulnerable. We're using a three-road analogy to explain why some couples remain in mediocracy...

 298: Frustrated Pursuers–The Pain of Rejection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:16

Because sexual Pursuers are usually the sexual initiator, they are often facing rejection. Over time they become anxious about initiating. For Pursuers, rejection goes beyond being told “no” when they make a sexual advance. Rejection also happens when they perceive or assume rejection. It may seem unfair but it feels true to the sexual Pursuer. How can Withdrawers seek to understand and help their frustrated sexual Pursuer? We’re breaking down 5 ways Withdrawers can protect their partner from rejec

 297: When Does Sex Become Compulsive? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:32

Sometimes sexual activities become compulsive and lead to damaging pattern in people's relationships and work lives. Defining sexual compulsion is best done by identifying certain patterns and behaviors. These can include overindulging in porn, loss in interest in sex with their partner, having a "secret" life seeking seeking sexual activities elsewhere, escalation of risky sexual behaviors, or neglecting responsibilities due to their addiction. How do we understand and begin healing sexual addiction?

 296: 4 Steps To Romantic Sex! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:19

We talk a lot about romance outside of the bedroom, but what does a romantic interlude look like? Both men and women appreciate romance and thoughtfulness in relationships. Bringing romance to a relationship will differ for everyone but based on our experience, there are 4 important elements for adding spice to the bedroom! Let's break down each of these steps!

 295: How To Talk About Sex While Grieving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:22

Grieving is a complex topic. Sex is a complex topic. Talking about both may seem awkward–but for anyone in a relationship, the reality is, sex and grief will eventually converge. When couples are faced with the loss of a loved one, this conversation can comfort and add to their security with each other when they need it the most. It’s understandably a difficult position: How do you maintain a sexual connection with your loved one while honoring the grieving process?  In memory of Mary Louise Faller

 294: Red HOT—The Color of Attraction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:03

Q&A episode!!! We're answering a bunch of different questions from our listeners about the science of attraction, faking it, and how to bring sexy back!

 293: It Takes Two to Tango! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:26

We often use the word "tango" in EFT in context of the cycles, patterns, or feedback loop that couples can get stuck in. How do you change that dynamic? To break free from the negative cycle you have to see the interdependency – it takes effort, vulnerability, and engagement from BOTH partners. Change can't happen without meeting each other halfway! 

 292: Healing After An Affair | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:29

Affairs devastate the trust and connection in a committed relationship… Although healing after an affair is a delicate process and can feel impossible, we believe that recovery and reconnection is possible! While sexual betrayal strikes at the very heart of commitment, marriages and partnerships can often emerge stronger after an affair. Join Dr. Laurie Watson and George Falleras they talk about the causes and how to recover from the pain of infidelity...

 291: What Turns Men On? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:51

We’ve talked about what turns women on… let’s hear about men!! It might not be what you expect... We’re borrowing from Michael Castleman’s insightful research on male libido. Contrary to popular belief about what turns men on – a supermodel, beauty, lingerie… the research actually says there are much bigger, deeper factors. The #1 factor? Desire, feeling wanted. Let’s talk about some of the main factors that impact male libido...

 290: Turnons and Turnoffs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:22

All gas, no brakes!! We're using our acronym B.E.S.T. sex to talk about turn ons and turn offs. What works, and what doesn't work. Body, Emotional, Spiritual, and Thoughts... Use B.E.S.T. to be more intentional and find practical tactics to apply to your relationship. The best love is when you feel safe, safe enough to take risks and know you'll still be accepting. A big part of great sex is to keep growing together, and the best lovers are vulnerable.

 289: Strengthen Your Erotic Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:29

How can you develop your erotic mind? The BRAIN is the best sexual organ we have! Fantasizing about and longing for your partner leading up to the experience itself, builds anticipation - a major turn on. The unknown, “what could happen next?” feeling, common in the dating phase, that can be so exciting. Fantasies fuel arousal; They are great bridges into the moment. Sharing these fantasies with your partner and exploring them together - opens a new door to vulnerability…


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